Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Hygienisation for Refuse-Derived Fuel Production by Ozonation in the Novel Configuration Using Fluidized Bed and Horizontal Reactor

Katarzyna Wolny-Koładka , Witold Żukowski


Purpose This study aimed to determine whether mixed municipal solid waste used for alternative fuel production can be effectively treated with ozone hygienisation in a gaseous phase. Methods It was determined that the use of a fluidised bed reactor and a horizontal reactor with respect to processing the light fraction and the heavy fraction of waste effectively contributes to the elimination or reduction of the number of selected groups of microorganisms inhabiting mixed municipal solid waste. With the use of microbiological analysis, the presence of vegetative bacteria, spores, fungi, actinomycetes and pathogenic bacteria, i.g. Staphylococcus spp., Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Shigella spp., Enterococcus faecalis, and Clostridium perfringens were determined. Results It was found that ozonation contributed to the elimination of the microorganisms in the tested raw materials in different ways. The efficiency of hygienisation was dependent upon whether the process was performed upon the heavy fraction or the light fraction of waste. In addition, the elimination of microorganisms was influenced by drying the samples—this caused a significant decline in their levels of humidity.
Author Katarzyna Wolny-Koładka (FoAaE / DoM)
Katarzyna Wolny-Koładka,,
- Department of Microbiology
, Witold Żukowski
Witold Żukowski,,
Journal seriesWaste and Biomass Valorization, ISSN 1877-2641, e-ISSN 1877-265X, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishWaste hygienisation, Ozone, Fluidized bed, Horizontal reactor, Alternative fuel, Microorganisms
ASJC Classification2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2305 Environmental Engineering; 2311 Waste Management and Disposal
URL https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12649-017-0087-7.pdf
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.681; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.358 (2) - 2018=2.227 (5)
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